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Friday, September 19, 2008

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred

I've seen this posted on some food blogs that I read. I quickly counted 45 bolded items in my list- not too impressive. I bet my friends Vince and Steven (the most adventurous and cultured diners I know) could maybe get 90 of the items. I wasn't able to cross out the items I would never eat, because I can't figure out how to format that on Blogger; however, I guess I can't say that I'd NEVER eat something. An explanation (copied from Very Good Taste), the list and instructions are below:

Here’s a chance for a little interactivity for all the bloggers out there. Below is a list of 100 things that I think every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food - but a good omnivore should really try it all. Don’t worry if you haven’t, mind you; neither have I, though I’ll be sure to work on it. Don’t worry if you don’t recognise everything in the hundred, either; Wikipedia has the answers.

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten. (my personal comments are in parenthesis)
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at http://www.verygoodtaste.co.uk/ linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:
1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros (ole!)
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht (only the hot version)
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns (one a penny, 2 a penny, Steamed Pork Buns)
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float (Blech. I hate Root Beer)
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (Every night, after I put on my silk robe and leather slippers.)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O (it's a house staple)
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects (Only if Bear Grylls asked me to)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk (I've had goat cheese...)
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin (I will do my best not to eat this again.)
51. Prickly pear (Does a prickly pear martini count?)
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine (one of my new favs)
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian (yes, and it was well-documented here)
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho (I ate this in Spain, and discovered cold soup is not for me)
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill (No, but a friend of a friend ate turtle's blood soup from a roadkill turtle and they got a parasite that wiggled around under their skin for 6 months until they found an herbal doctor that managed to kill it. True story.)
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie (the cupcakes are way better)
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox (one of my favorites. I love to order this at S&S in Cambridge)
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake


Nick P. said...

You hate root beer? I love a root beer float. I can't remember the last time I had a float. What the heck is curried goat? Sounds like a bad dream.

swift said...

Wow that's quite the list. I had fried rattlesnake in Arizona, and the waiter proceeded to remind us that snakes feed on rats. Nice.